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Things to Do in Mahabaleshwar

  • Pratapgarh Fort

    "Built by Shivaji in 1656, Pratapgarh Fort is a maze of beautiful ponds, chambers and long dark paths. The responsibility of the construction of the fort was given to Moropant Pingale - minister of Shivaji and Hiroji Indulkar - architect. It is the same place where Shivaji defeated Afzal Khan - commander of the Bijapur Sultanate. At present, there exists Afzal Khan's Tomb at the place where he was defeated. To commemorate this historic event, an equestrian statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji was built at the top of the fort in the year 1959.

    The rare feature of the fort is the double-line fortification that divides it into two parts – upper fort and lower fort. The former is built across the northern and western side of the hill and the latter on the southern and eastern side. Besides, there is a temple of Bhavani Goddess on the eastern side of the lower fort, where Shivaji was rewarded with a shining sword.

    Heritage and nature lovers can spend hours exploring this splendid place surrounded by luxuriant greenery. Visitors can also enjoy spectacular views of the wide Konkan Coast from the fort as it is at a height of 900 metres above sea level.

  • Mapro Gardens

    "Mapro Gardens is a popular attraction, located en route to Panchgani from Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra. The garden is famed for its rich strawberry produce that greatly contributes to Mahabaleshwar's popularity. To encourage its production in the region, the park also hosts an annual Strawberry Festival. The main feature of this festival is the buffet of fresh strawberries that is laid for visitors to savour the same up to their heart's content. To make the whole event more engaging, special folk dance performances like Shivkalin Dhol and Lezim are performed by dancers who are called from Pratapgarh.

    Visitors can treat themselves by delectable fruit salads, strawberry shakes and ice creams. For the convenience of visitors, the garden is facilitated with many selling counters where one can taste and buy a variety of jams, marmalade, toppings, squashes and syrups. All these highlights make this place a must visit while on a tour of Mahabaleshwar."

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How to Reach Mahabaleshwar

By Air

Mahabaleshwar doesn’t have an airport in the town itself. The nearest airport is in Pune, which is about 120 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or a bus from here to Mahabaleshwar.


By Bus

There are several buses plying between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar, which is a distance of about 247 kilometres. You will find both state transport as well as private buses from Mumbai and Pune. If you are going from Mumbai, you can catch the bus from Dadar East, Sion or Vashi. The ride will take you roughly six hours.


By Train

While Wathar (60 km) is the nearest railway station from Mahabaleshwar, the most accessible and convenient one would be at Pune. There are plenty of trains going to Pune from Mumbai as well as other major cities across India and you can take a bus or a taxi from Pune to Mahabaleshwar.

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Best Time to Visit Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar doesn’t have an airport in the town itself. The nearest airport is in Pune, which is about 120 kilometres away. You can take a taxi or a bus from here to Mahabaleshwar.

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